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Kenneth Carstensen

May 12, 1931 May 27, 2019
Kenneth Carstensen
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Obituary for Kenneth Carstensen

Kenneth ‘Ken’ Carstensen, age 88 of Boone, died at his home on May 27, 2019.
Funeral Services will be Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall. Following the service, Military Honors, conducted by the Boone Veterans Council, will be performed at the Veterans Monument in Linwood Park Cemetery. Ken will then be cremated and burial of his cremains will be in the Boone Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Kenneth Clarence Carstensen, was born in Payton, Iowa on May 12, 1931, the son of Clarence and Alice (Namanny) Carstensen.
He attended country school in Greene County and graduated from Jefferson High School in Jefferson in 1950. Ken served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. On June 29, 1958, Kenneth married Sharon Mills at Dana, Iowa.
In earlier years, Ken worked for the Massey Ferguson Factory in Des Moines as a machinist, until it closed in 1981. He then worked for the City of Boone at the Waste Water Treatment Plant as a Certified Operator. He retired June 30, 2005 after 23 years employment. Ken enjoyed NASCAR racing, reading, especially the daily newspaper and Readers Digest, camping, and he also owned/operated Carstensen Tree Service in Boone. He was a Life member of the V.F.W. Post #817 and the American Legion Post
#56, and a member of the Marine Corps League Fred K. Deaver Detachment.
He is preceded in death by his parents. Ken is survived by his wife, Sharon of Boone; a son, Bradley Carstensen and wife, Tracy of St. Joseph, Missouri; a daughter, Lori Carstensen of Boone; a brother, Glenn Carstensen and wife, Joleen of Jefferson; two sisters, Evelyn Taylor and husband, Marcellous of Jefferson and Shirley Rex of Boone; a brother-in-law, Dale Mills and wife, Gloria of Rochester, Washington; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel on Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m., where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. On Friday morning, friends may call from 8 a.m. until service time.
In memory of Ken, memorials may be directed to the family.
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The Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall, is in charge of the arrangements.

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